Advantages of Breastfeeding

Tips for ParentBy Onlymyhealth Editorial Team / Aug 17, 2010
Dr. Asha Sharma, Gynecologist, Rockland Hospital, New Delhi says that breastfeeding is the best food for baby as it’s full of essential nutrients. Breast milk contains right amount of water, fat and proteins that baby needs for his growth and development. Breastfeeding increases closeness of mother with her child. Mother’s milk transfer lot of antibodies to the baby, protects him from various infections. Breast feeding is always better than bottle-feeding as infection rate is very low in breastfeeding. Mother does not have to boil bottles and everything. She just has to wash her hands for breastfeeding. Breast milk is a complete source of vitamins and minerals for the baby.

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